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Prodigious Filmdom 5: Brad Pitt Characters

In celebration of Brangelina’s (Brad Pitt and his wife, Angelina Jolie, for you out-of-touch folks out there) new film, By the Sea, I started to think of how far Pitt has come in the cinematic world. 689 more words


It’s unbelievable how much you don’t know about the game you’ve been playing all your life ..!!


Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Thirteen years ago, Oakland manager Billy Beane turned the world of professional baseball on its head. As depicted in the movie Moneyball, Beane knew that the Oakland Athletics didn’t have the budget to compete head to head with better-funded teams from larger markets. 332 more words

Mark Leibman

How can you not get romantic about baseball?

Baseball’s a funny thing when you are North of 49°. It doesn’t seem to exist most of the time. If you want baseball that far  north, you are looking at small local leagues, the ones that are overshadowed by the almighty hockey.   632 more words



In Erik Sviatchenko, FC Midtjylland have a man who is leading a revolution in football from the back. With the club focusing on a ‘Moneyball’ approach to player recruitment, Sviatchenko has progressed from the academy to become captain of the club by the age of 24. 563 more words

Scout Report

A Meeting With Aaron Sorkin

I can now say two things about my journalism career: that I have interviewed two Academy Award winners, and I have met the man responsible for me even writing in the first place. 991 more words

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